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  1. Listen to Calvin talk about books he loves • Do a book pass • Repeat above two items • Learn about creating, maintaining, and defending a classroom library • Learn where to go to get recommendations Books Calvin Might Talk About Questions? Comments? or Download the PowerPoint at:

  2. Fantasy / Sci-Fi • Ordinary people thrust into extraordinary settings • Involves supernatural powers, magic, witchcraft, legendary creatures, alternate future, or technology currently unavailable • Often pits main character against oppressive society or seemingly invincible enemy in a heroic quest to save EVERYBODY • If you like…Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Wars

  3. Uglies, Pretties, Specials, Extras, So Yesterday, Peeps, The Last Daysby Scott Westerfeld

  4. Little Brotherby Cory Doctorow

  5. Mind Quakes/ Storms/ Benders (collection), Everlost, Full Tilt, Dark Side of Nowhere by Neil Shusterman

  6. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation Vol. I: The Pox Party, Feed, Burger Wussby MT Anderson

  7. Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, The Hostby Stephenie Meyer

  8. Tithe, Ironside, Valiantby Holly Black

  9. City of Bones, City of Ashesby Cassandra Clare

  10. Sandman, Coraline, Interworld, Neverwhere, American Gods, Anansi Boys, Fragile Things,The Graveyard Book* by Neil Gaiman

  11. The Last Apprentice (series)by Joseph Delaney

  12. Firestorm,(also wrote You Don’t Know Me)by David Klass

  13. Coming of age / self realization • Extraordinary events force the character to grow • German word – “bildungsroman” – must have a reason to embark on a long arduous journey, have a “baptism of fire” and end up being reintegrated into society • If you like stories about heroes, John Hughes movies, Juno

  14. Humorous takes on serious issues

  15. Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherinesby John Green

  16. Breathing Underwater, Diva, Breaking Point, Fade to Blackby Alex Flinn

  17. Be More Chill, It’s Kind of a Funny Storyby Ned Vizzini

  18. Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pieby Jordan Sonnenblick

  19. Being different and coming to terms with it

  20. Perks of Being a Wallflowerby Stephen Chbosky

  21. American Born Chineseby Gene Luen Yang

  22. Define Normal, Luna, Keeping You A Secret*by Julie Ann Peters

  23. The Nature of Jadeby Deb Caletti

  24. Alt-Edby Catherine Atkins

  25. “Urban” stories involving struggles with gangs or characters that are not from Gossip Girl

  26. Street Pharm, Snitchby Alison van Diepen

  27. Money Hungry, Begging for Change, The Skin I’m In*, Bang*by Sharon Flake

  28. Bluford Series, It Couldn’t Happen to Meby Paul Langan and Anne Schraff All 13 books for $13

  29. Tears of a Tiger, Forged by Fire, Darkness Before Dawn, Copper Sunby Sharon Draper

  30. The First Part Last, Toning the Sweepby Angela Johnson

  31. If Holden Caulfield had a Mohawk or wore skinny jeans and dyed his hair black

  32. Gingerbread, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlistby Rachel Cohn (N/N with David Levithan)

  33. Candy, Martyn Pig, Lucas*by Kevin Brooks

  34. King Dorkby Frank Portman

  35. Fat Kid Rules the World, Saint Iggy*by K.L. Going

  36. The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girlby Barry Lyga

  37. Sports CAN be a metaphor for life

  38. Runner,High Heat, Night Hoops*by Carl Deuker

  39. The Contender, The Brave*, by Robert Lipsyte

  40. Hoops, Slam,(not about sports but still awesome –Scorpions, Fallen Angels, 142nd Street, Street Love, Autobiography of My Dead Brother )by Walter Dean Myers

  41. Black and White by Paul Volponi

  42. Athletic Shorts,Chinese Handcuffs, Stotan!, Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, Deadlineby Chris Crutcher

  43. Mental health / abuse recovery • Child suffers from chemical, emotional or physical abuse • Child suffers from depression or other mental illness • Often “problem” novels • Should teach a positive lesson and not just wallow in the “problem” (why I have never read “A Child Called It”)

  44. Bottled Upby Jaye Murray

  45. Crank, Burned*, Impulse*,Glass*by Ellen Hopkins

  46. Heroby S.L. Rottman

  47. Inexcusable, Who the Manby Chris Lynch

  48. Cut,Soldby Patricia McCormick

  49. Man, and I thought I had issues…

  50. Stuck in Neutral, Inside Out, Cruise Control *by Terry Trueman